We are welcoming this sunny weather with wide open arms, and we have lots of updates to share about Witch City Ink! After the excitement of running the Seventeenth Annual Boston Tattoo Convention last month, we are going full speed ahead toward a busy summer season. From beautifying our interior, to offering new magickal items for sale, to welcoming a talented new artist into the fold, there are lots of new things to share…
INSIDE THE SHOP:
Here at Witch City Ink we have been enjoying the ongoing process of updating our beautiful space here in downtown Salem. You may notice a few changes next time you visit, like the fact that our beloved human skeleton Boris has a gorgeous new home! There is art everywhere you look, and we are proud to continue making the atmosphere more and more representative of the exceptional work happening within our four walls. First and foremost, tattooing is an art, and we want our space to reflect a respect and appreciation for this idea. How do you decorate a temple that is devoted the decoration of own our bodily temples? With a lot of beautiful, meaningful, and intriguing art! Many curiosities in our shop are a tiny bit of the evidence of a lifetime of travel & creation on the part of our owner Natan Alexander. If you can catch him in a rare free moment, he may tell you some tales of the places he’s been and the knowledge he has gained. It is really something special to be able to have a space devoted the appreciation of art in all its forms. If you haven’t been in for a while, or have never been, it is definitely time to come by the next time you are in Salem!
NEW ARTIST: KAYLEIGH KERR
We have welcomed a new artist to the shop! Kayleigh Kerr has a diverse portfolio of realism, fine linework, detailed geometric designs, and gorgeous black & grey. You can see more of her work on Instagram under @kayleighck or on her website www.kayleighkerr.com. She is now booking appointments!
NEW PRODUCTS: SPIRITUS ARCANUM
We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new line of magickal items from Spiritus Arcanum that are all handcrafted right here in Salem, MA! There are apothecary oils for all sort of purposes, vials of dedicated incense, and Hexentaschen (protective witch bags & necklaces), along with some beautiful animal skulls and many other items. Mercury Retrograde Oil? We’ll take a couple dozen of those, please! Most items start around $12, so come by and peruse this unique selection.
In June we’ll be hosting guest artist Kevin Shattuck from Iconic Ink in the shop from June 14th-17th! Check out his work on Instagram under @iconicinkkevin! He is welcoming booking for his Salem dates through call or text at 774-766-0280.
In July we’ll be bringing a little Witch City magic to the Granite State! Our talented tattoo artists are excited to attend great year at the Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo in Manchester, NH running July 20th –July 23rd.
In September we’ll be hosting guest artist Master Bangkok Ajarn Ohr and Bangkok Ink from Thailand September 8th-11th. He specializes in Sak Yant, a traditional Thai form of handpoked tattooing performed & blessed in ceremonial style by a monk.
Right after that we’ll be running our next tattoo event, the Third Annual Massachusetts Tattoo Convention at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, which happens the weekend of September 14th-16th, 2018! It’s going to be a great time, so come get tattooed, check out some cool vendors, and take in some unique entertainment. We hope to see you there!